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- This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable experience working on a commercial vegetable farm, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities.
Job includes walking 5-6 miles per day through fields, picking corn from stalk (16,000 ears per day) and packing corn on moving harvester in boxes; loading agricultural products onto trucks; harvesting vegetables and hops, topping onions; sorting, grading, and storing of crops. Cultivate, harvest and field pack vegetables. May spread plastic or other groundcovering. Cultivates, weeds and thins plants. May stake / tie plants, trellis / prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Picks, cuts, lifts or pulls crop to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Assist with irrigation and fertilization. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. May assist with general farm building maintenance and build / repair fences.
Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading / unloading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 80 pounds and lifting to a heifht of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, grasses, etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 60 to 98+ F. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift / carry 80 lbs.
In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding, rock picking, and other tasks related to general farming.
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations). Persons seeking employment as experienced Farm Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. If verifiable: Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. If verbal: Applicants must be able to furbish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Successful applicants will be subject to trial period of up to 5 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the workers employment will be terminated.
Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the companys sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure.
Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this clearance order.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse